Accession Number : ADA130457

Title :   Semantic Support for Work in Organizations.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Barber,Gerald ; de Jong,Peter ; Hewitt,Carl

PDF Url : ADA130457

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Present day computer systems cannot implement much of the work carried out in organizations such as: planning, decision making, analysis, and dealing with unanticipated situations. Such organizational activities have traditionally been considered too unstructured to be suitable for automation by computer. We are working on the development of computer technology to overcome these limitations. Our goal is the development of a computer system which is capable of the following: describing the semantics of applications as well as the structure of the organization carrying out the work, aiding workers in carrying out the applications using these descriptions, and acquiring these capabilities in the course of the daily work through a process which is analogous to apprenticeship.

Descriptors :   *Computers, *Office equipment and supplies, *Computer applications, *Semantics, *Human factors engineering, Man computer interface, Planning, Decision making, Problem solving, Management, Systems engineering, Artificial intelligence, Data processing, Data bases, Management information systems, Automation, Logistics support

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE